The California Supreme Court has spoken – if a city or county wants to do so, it can ban medical marijuana dispensaries (store-fronts). While the decision is not a shock to the system, its breadth and impact will resound for months to come.
The Court’s opinion is based upon the authority to regulate land use and/or address the creation or existence of a nuisance. This authority, often called a city or county’s “police power,” is constitutional. Here’s a link to the actual court decision. It makes for interesting reading.
For marijuana advocacy groups, the primary “fix” left is legislative in nature.